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  • Members of our interdisciplinary neuro-oncology team recently represented Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO) in Singapore. The team presented nine abstracts covering a variety of topics, from iron overload in brain tumor patients to new biomarkers for recognizing a specific gene mutation in pediatrics giloblastomas. Held every two years, the ISPNO conference attracts delegates from all over the world to discuss innovative research, advances in pediatric neuro-oncology and new surgical treatments.


  • Effect of Chemotherapy on Surgical Resection of Liver Tumors
  • A study of pediatric patients with hepatoblastoma led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests an opportunity to reduce chemotherapy in up to 65 percent of patients, which could lead to a decrease in the incidence of adverse effects. Their findings were published online this week in the British Journal of Surgery.


  • Obese Youths with Leukemia More Likely to Have Persistent Disease
  • Obese youths with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are known to have worse outcomes than their lean counterparts. To find out why, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles studied patients who were obese at the time of their diagnosis with ALL to determine if body mass index (BMI) impacted response to initial chemotherapy.


  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Receives $1 Million Grant from Autism Speaks
  • Pat Levitt, PhD, Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has received a grant of nearly $1 million from Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.  Funding will support research into the treatment of chronic constipation to improve behavioral symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).



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